I am a Swiss postdoctoral researcher specialising in urban imaginaries and I also work in a neighbourhood development project for the cantonal government in Basel.
My dissertation is on representations and expressions of inner life, and my habilitation research reverses the angle and studies public spaces.
My research has been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.CH), the Walter Benjamin Kolleg, the Holcim Foundation and the philosophy department of ETH Zurich. In 2016, I have received the Elisabeth and Werner Leinfellner Prize for the essay “Aesthetics and the ‘Inner’ Life“, and I was shortlisted for the British Society of Aesthetics Essay Prize for “Of Beetles and Roubles: Wittgenstein’s Novelistic Approach to the Interpretation of Action”.
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